Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Shopping cart seat belt use makes kids attractive

An interesting report on supermaket shopping cart seat belt use and kids' attractiveness. It seems especially important for fathers to buckle up their kids if they don't want them to be ugly:

When a woman was in charge, 4 percent of the homeliest children were strapped in compared with 13.3 percent of the most attractive children. The difference was even more acute when fathers led the shopping expedition - in those cases, none of the least attractive children were secured with seat belts, while 12.5 percent of the prettiest children were.

If MOS Burger didn't exist, it would have to be invented!

Last week, Good Morning Silicon Valley reader Doug Broussard speculated that a Mossberger would be an excellent menu item for a tech-themed cafe.

Since MOS Burger is my favorite fast-food chain, I had to explain that this has already been done:

Well, what do you know. Turns out there is a hamburger chain in Japan where a certain Wall Street Journal tech columnist should be greeted with open arms (see "A quick apology"). Writes Brian Krause, part of Singapore's no doubt vast GMSV constituency: "Mos Burger is already a Japanese fast-food chain. The Unagi Rice Burger (broiled eel between two circular formed patties of just-sticky-enough rice) is my favorite, but people like the Spicy MOS Burger, too, which has jalapenos (and a regular bun). You can also get regular burgers, french fries, onion rings, and Cokes. I think it would be hugely popular in California. For whatever reason, English-speaking Singapore MOS Burger doesn't have a Web site, but if you click on MENU, you can, in a Japanese tradition adapted to the Internet, see photos of the food. Anyway, as the Web site says, "Catch the latest MOS news and charge yourself with joy!"

I guess the Singapore GMSV constituency will be vaster now...